5th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

Research Article

REFRESH: REcommendations and Feedback for Realising and Stabilising Health

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2011.246053,
        author={Bernd Ludwig and Stefan Mandl and David Elsweiler and Stefanie Mika},
        title={REFRESH: REcommendations and Feedback for Realising and Stabilising Health},
        proceedings={5th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={PERVASIVEHEALTH},
        year={2012},
        month={4},
        keywords={Lifestyle Health Prevention Recommender Systems},
        doi={10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2011.246053}
    }
    
  • Bernd Ludwig
    Stefan Mandl
    David Elsweiler
    Stefanie Mika
    Year: 2012
    REFRESH: REcommendations and Feedback for Realising and Stabilising Health
    PERVASIVEHEALTH
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2011.246053
Bernd Ludwig1, Stefan Mandl2, David Elsweiler3, Stefanie Mika3,*
  • 1: University of Regensburg
  • 2: University of Augsburg
  • 3: University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
*Contact email: stefanie.mika@cs.fau.de

Abstract

This paper describes a recommender system designed to help the user make enhanced life choices and prevent ill health. The system utilises sensors and user interactions, including physiological data, activity monitoring and dietary information. Based on these data the system establishes user needs and provides lifestyle and nutritional advice to the user. To cement behavioural change the system utilises a feedback loop and allows the user to track his progress over time. The system is now in an early prototyping phase and has two main goals: 1) to improve the quality of life for users and 2) to prevent future health problems.